Trigeminal neuralgia facial swelling

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my son developed trigeminal neuralgia after a dental procedure. he is presently on medication for it. he is 28 years old and what is research showing for future care.
Is it possible that nerve regeneration takes this long and causes pain like this, or is this something I should be looking into and/or treating. I figured after 2 years, the nerve damage is permanent. My GP mentioned trigeminal neuralgia- I've been researching, but I want to know what's necessary to stop this.
I have been under the care of a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon for the last six years, Dr. Peter Konrad. He implanted a motor cortex stimulator in 2001, with no effect. I have discussed all common treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia with him as well as with Alana Greca, the nurse who coordinates the TNA support site, and I attended the regional TNA conference in Nashville last May.
I have been under the care of a Vanderbilt neurosurgeon for the last six years, Dr. Peter Konrad. In addition, I am under the care of a pain specialist at UAB, who has tried all of the current medicines used for my condition, such as Lyrica. Description of current pain: The nerves of 1st and 2nd branches of my trigeminal nerves are over-sensitized, the right side to the point where I am effectively homebound.
I read the response posted to a question regarding trigeminal neuralgia and its relationship to head trauma. The response was that any such relationship was "very rare." However, as a neurologist with over 15 years experience, I have seen many cases of trigeminal neuralgia following head trauma.
Because the Persistant TRIGEMINAL Artery reported to cause several persistant things including craniofacial pain (NOT SWELLING), trigeminal Neuralgia (but nothing you mentioned points at apossibility of TN), or pituitary dysfunction, paralysis, buldging of the eyes, or pulsetile neck swelling...ext ,which are not the case here The question is it the MS fatigue? did you try the anti fatigue therapy for it?
Does anybody have experience of neuralgia type facial pain that is associated with hashis. I have had it on and off for years and dtrs felt it was trigeminal neuralgia - but its not electric shocks just this dull dragging pain that feels like all my back teeth are decayed - which they are not. I was searching the internet and have found a dtrs paper with a possible link to underactive thryoids - has anyone had this or an im barking up the wrong tree. Any advice would be grateful.
Robert Nugent (neurologist) who said he cannot help me because he only does trigeminal neuralgia and not atypical neuralgia which affects both sides. Please help.
From what you are describing, I think that this maybe more than trigeminal neuralgia, as TN does not cause facial swelling and fatigability symptoms. Another cause is a primary myopathy of your face and neck muscles, muscle strain, or systemic diseases such as autoimmune disease or kidney problems. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor, or possibly with a specialist (neurologist).
It involves surgically opening the skull and exposing the nerve at brainstem, trigeminal neuralgia being treated by inserting a tiny sponge between the trigeminal nerve and superior cerebellar artery. you will need to undergo tests like blood tests electrocardiogram, chest x ray, sign consents, furnish details about allergies, medicines, anesthetic reactions, other preanesthetic precautions like stopping NSAIDs, blood thinners, stop smoking etc.
I posted it back in feb in the dermatology forum. Does this sound like Trigeminal neuralgia? From what we have read online, we aren''t so sure. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It is very disabling and painful even though my daughter is a tough cookie!
I have a diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia, but I don't think that's what it is. Any ideas?
What causes trigeminal neuralgia? About 3 weeks ago I started to have severe facial pain. It is in my right cheek. I had just started to see a neurologist for a pain in my right clavicle area, that also has been swell- ing. About 4 years ago I had a blood clot in this area that involved my jugular, subclavian and superior vena cava caused from a med port I had for chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Although without being able to examine you I can not offer you the specific advice on diagnosis and treatment that you need, but I would try to provide you some relevant information about your health concern. This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple and sore gums of the jaw/lips of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve).
Ask your doctor about trigeminal neuralgia. Physical therapy is also often helpful for treating vertigo.
Once I did start to heal then my pain really kicked in. I have had facial swelling ear congestion and drainage down one side of my throat. I was on PenVK for 10 days, Keflex, then two rounds of Augmenten. I have had burning up one side of my nose as well. An MRI did not revaeal a sinus communication, only mild chronic sinusitis, hypertrophy of my turbinates and a slightly deviated septom.
I have had building head and facial pain ever since. I have some facial and even jaw swelling, the sensation of burning drainage, sore tongue. I even landed in the hospital for two days to break my pain cycle and have iv antibiotics about a month ago. They thought I had a sinus communication but I did not. I did feel better after that but still have ongoing pain. I am taking neurtontin which is making me functional but not pain free. I seem to get worse as the day wears on.
Thanks for listening. Trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a small blood vessel pressing against the trigeminal nerve, the nerve that supplies sensation to the face, gums, and tongue. It typically causes very sudden, lightning-like attacks of extreme electrical-like pain in the same part of the face, and is often "triggered" by touching a certain "trigger point".
The pain in my throat feels like something is swelling up, restricting breathing almost like someone is trying to strangle me, the pain in the teeth feels like i'm biting on aluminium foil. I have no allergies, and am an otherwise healthy 32-yo male.
My brother has been having problems with facial pain, seemingly liked to his nose and sinuses, which has been going on for about 4 years now. He had plastic surgery on his nose to correct a raised bump in his nose around 10 years ago. We don’t know whether this had anything to do with the pain he has been having but there was quite a bit of time in-between the surgery and the pain starting.
Over the past five year I began suffering facial pain severely which they thought was the trigeminal nerve. My pain managment doc would not accept just a neuralgia diagnosis b/c all the lido and marcaine block he did only aggravated the nerve so he figured infection or a something physically impinging the nerve.. The pain was so bad I had all the teeth on the left side upper root canaled (10-15 grand)and hoped that would take care of it.
I would recommend you to see a neurologist who can evaluate the details of your case and could better determine the insight of your situation. Additionally, possibilities of trigeminal neuralgia could also be evaluated. Hope this helps.
I'm so scared this is permanent, and I've been reading about trigeminal neuralgia. I'm so extremely scared and it's depressing me having these constant feelings/pains. What's stranger is that they are not present at night or in the early mornings, and the temple pain is recent. So it's progressing. Please help, I need some guidance and support, desperately.
Believe me, there are many, many people with facial pain type syndromes from cluster headaches to trigeminal neuralgia and others. It is very important to rule out tumors, aneurysms, avm and other mass effects. If no obvious physical deformity or abnormality can be found, then attention should be directed toward treating the pain with all possible modalities including drugs, physical stimulation therepy, accupuncture, nerve blocks, etc, etc.
Saw ent and did ct of sinus. He said not sinus and sent me to a neuroligist. He told me it was trigeminal neuralgia and put me on neurontin and lortab . Lortab does nothing for the pain, but neurontin seems to be helping the higher the dose I take. Saw neuro surgeon and was told not trigeminal neuralgia and didn't know what is was and no I am awaitng an appointment with a different neuroligist.
She went back to the ER, this time drs said it is not an infection but trigeminal neuralgia. When I looked on the internet, the description of this condition did not seem to match her symptoms. They prescribed neurontin, but she tried to take this before, for a back problem (she has had 3 back surgeries==failed fusions) She has allows been very sensitive to pain meds, etc. The neurontin knocks her out and she can't function.
An infected tear duct is an emergency requires oral antibiotics, antibbiotic drops/oitment and sometimes lancning the tear sac. Afterwards may need a dacryocystorhinostomy of creating of a new tear duct. Contact an ophthalmologist ASAP. Also see your personal GP.
Should the pain be present 2 months after the swelling is down? Is it normal to have pain in my cheek near the tooth when I touch my cheek near my eye? Thank you for your response.
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